Peterborough

The Planning Board is permitting PSNH to trim trees along Peterborough's two scenic roads. This maintenance is performed every four years to prevent damage to electrical lines.

Peterborough: Scenic roads soon site of tree trim

Monday, December 22, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Public Service of New Hampshire is planning on tree-trimming in Peterborough — removing at least eight decaying or dying trees early next year. This work is part of PSNH’s tree-trimming cycle, which hits Peterborough every four or five years. David Crane, an arborist for PSNH, spoke at Peterborough’s Planning Board on Dec. 15 at the Town House. Peterborough’s … 0

Roundup: ConVal boys’, girls’ hockey lose a pair

Monday, December 22, 2014

ConVal boys’ hockey ConVal jumped out to early 2-0 lead with goals from freshman Palmer Timmons and Matt Kolk. Erik Leger made it 3-0 halfway through the first. Tristen Bows got Kearsage on the board, but ConVal responded with Leger’s second of the game 30 seconds later. Kearsarge’s Nate Thompson kept ConVal within two with a late goal. Kearsage came out flying in … 0

PSNH plans to raise rates by 7 percent come Jan. 1

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Editor’s note: This story was published in the Concord Monitor on Dec. 16. Public Service of New Hampshire plans to raise electric rates by 7 percent this winter, a moderate increase compared with hikes as high as 40 percent or more from other utilities. In a request filed with the Public Utilities Commission … 0

Peterborough: Chamber concert at RiverMead, Sunday

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Monadnock Chorus Chamber Singers will perform a concert in the auditorium at RiverMead on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The concert will be directed by Dan Carberg and accompanied by Cheryl Sharrock. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 924-0062. … 0

Military:

Monday, December 15, 2014

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Benjamin Loll graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air … 0

Viewpoint: Riley the dog goes to Rivier

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

“Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.” —James Cromwell This past week Riley, my 5-year-old Lab, was invited to participate in the “Paws for … 0

Viewpoint: It’s not (only) about the resume

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

This week at The River Center we say goodbye to Donna Brand, our employment specialist. Through our Employment Resource Center, Donna has helped many individuals who have been unemployed or underemployed with resumes, interview skills, help with the … 0

Finding a home: Homelessness by the numbers

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Having recently spoken with a former guest of the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter, I am pleased to pass along good news from this single mother. She still enjoys her job and her son is doing better in school. … 0

Editorial: Several transitions on the horizon

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tuesday night’s Peterborough Select Board meeting brought to light major changes to two town institutions, while the ConVal School Board meeting in Francestown saw the unveiling of the next generation of important people who could shape our region. After recent rumblings, Eastern Mountain Sports finally announced the news … 0

Letter: Let’s withdraw from the district

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

To the editor: Perhaps it is time that the Town of Peterborough look into withdrawing from the ConVal School District. Coming to an acceptable solution on how to deal with declining enrollments and rising educational costs is an impossibility. District towns are unwilling to make hard decisions on … 0

ANTRIM: Police looking for a certified offer

Monday, December 15, 2014

Antrim is searching for a new officer full-time police officer, as one of its officers has resigned. According to Antrim Police Chief Scott Lester, Sgt. Ryan Storro resigned from his position on Nov. 30 to return to a career as an independent contractor in construction, a field he … 0

Bennington: Truck ends up in brook off Route 47

Monday, December 15, 2014

BENNINGTON — An Antrim man crashed a utility truck into a brook off Route 47 in Bennington on Wednesday morning, but he was not injured, police said. Russ Hixson, 51, of Antrim was driving east on Route 47 … 0

Peterborough: Committee doesn’t want schools closed

Monday, December 15, 2014

Although ConVal’s District Study Committee — composed of School Board members and Select Board members — remain split over a suggestion to close the district’s middle schools and profit from the buildings’ sales, the committee collectively agreed Wednesday … 0